Statement regarding Debt Ceiling agreement
August 1, 2011 05:34 PM
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Barbara D. Woolley
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
WASHINGTON D.C. (August 1, 2011) – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice today released a statement from president Val J. Halamandaris about the current debt ceiling legislation.
“We are grateful that the U.S. won’t default, however, we are concerned that chronically ill seniors, who are so sick that they can’t leave home without assistance, will be forced to pay a tax to access Medicare’s home health benefit.”
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services each year to some 10 million Americans who are infirm, chronically ill, disabled and dying. Along with its advocacy, NAHC is committed to excellence in every respect and provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org.